How You Can Reduce Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

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One of the concerns associated with hormone replacement therapy is Breast Cancer. Unfortunately, the message often delivered by the media and many physicians is that hormones cause cancer and being on hormone replacement therapy increases one’s risk for breast cancer. Breast Cancer risk has many influences and it’s more complicated than whether or not one … Continued

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Vanishing Males: Why Testosterone Levels Decline, part 1

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There is a growing body of evidence that shows Testosterone is on the decline. One study shows that the overall average testosterone level in men is significantly lower what it was in 1940 and a study conducted in Boston from the mid 1980’s to 2004 also showed a general drop in testosterone levels . I … Continued

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When Estrogen Dominates, Part 2

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In part 1 of “When Estrogen Dominates”, I described the syndrome of Estrogen Dominance. I would now like to discuss what can be done about it. How one treats estrogen dominance depends upon the cause. Also, estrogen dominance can occur because of abnormally high estrogen levels or with normal estrogen levels that are not being … Continued

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When Estrogen Dominates, Part 1

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Hormones work to together in harmony to help regulate how our bodies function. In women, this is most evident with progesterone and estrogen. These two hormones work in tandem to orchestrate a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle to prepare her body for pregnancy. Balance between these two hormones is vital for numerous other functions. I often … Continued

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Testosterone, Supplements, and Athletic Performance

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Whether you are a serious athlete or more of a recreational weekend warrior, nutrition is a very important aspect of athletic performance. You can expect your engine to run well when you supply it with good fuel. This of course starts with a healthy diet. Without going into great detail about diet, I instruct my … Continued

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Response to USA Today article: Study Flags Risk Of Daily Vitamin Use Among Older Women

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The USA Today published an article summarizing a study that appeared in The Archives of Internal Medicine this week. The study concluded that elderly women who take vitamins on a regular basis had a higher mortality rate than those who don’t. It is good that studies like this are being conducted. It is always valuable … Continued

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Andropause: The Syndrome of Low Testosterone

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The dominant male hormone is testosterone and almost all men will experience a decline in testosterone levels as they age. Testosterone is a powerful hormone that influences many functions in the body. When testosterone levels drop, many men will start to experience a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, low libido, and weaker muscles. They … Continued

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Commentary on The Wall Street Journal Article: New Views Of Hormone Therapy In Menopause (9/27/11)

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I just posted an article this week that criticized the media and some physicians for generating a lot of confusion regarding hormone therapy (see Progesterone and Progestins). In particular, I mentioned how the data presented in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) has not been represented accurately to the public. It has caused a lot of … Continued

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Recognizing Adrenal Gland Dysfunction

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There are two ways that your Adrenal Glands can be considered dysfunctional. They can either be overactive (Adrenal Hyper-activity) or under active (Adrenal Hypo-activity, known as Adrenal Fatigue). Adrenal Hyperactivity usually leads to Adrenal Fatigue. When you are exposed to stress, your Adrenal Glands are on high alert and work hard to help you through … Continued

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